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Melissa Marie Stokes
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Melissa Marie Stokes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
Let's Connect (910) 621-2098
ONLY Providing Virtual Therapy in NC. I'm a fully licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of professional experience in an outpatient therapy setting. I work with a wide range of disorders but I'm most experienced at working with females dealing with depression, anxiety, adhd, family conflict, and relationship issues/abuse. I have a relaxed style of therapy where clients can attend sessions in whatever setting they need to. Need to do a session during your lunch break while you eat? No problem. Kids running around in the background? That's fine, just wear your earbuds. I get it. It's hard to find time, but I will work with you.
I use a holistic approach with a combination of evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy. I'm currently training to become certified in EMDR and will be finished with the process by the second week of March. At that time, I will be able to offer this as a treatment method at no additional charge
I've gone through my own mental health journey and love helping others using what I've learned professionally and personally. I focus heavily on my relationship with each individual client because I want you to feel completely comfortable with me and know that you can tell me anything and I won't judge you or make you feel ashamed.
Call or Melissa Marie Stokes now for a free 15 minute consultation - (910) 621-2098

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Virtual

Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 621-2098
Taking new telehealth clients at Lucas Counseling. Call number listed above to talk to the owner Nicole Lucas, who will get you all set up.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and ADHD 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (910) 621-2098

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Virtual

Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 621-2098
Taking new telehealth clients at Lucas Counseling. Call number listed above to talk to the owner Nicole Lucas, who will get you all set up.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and ADHD 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $125

Insurance

  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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I take BCBS, United, Aetna, and Optum. I also take self pay at the rate of $100 per hour long session, this rate is set by practice. The owner of Lucas counseling handles all billing and insurance. If you have questions regarding this, please contact number listed above to speak with Nicole Lucas.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I take BCBS, United, Aetna, and Optum. I also take self pay at the rate of $100 per hour long session, this rate is set by practice. The owner of Lucas counseling handles all billing and insurance. If you have questions regarding this, please contact number listed above to speak with Nicole Lucas.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of North Carolina / C013022
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from University of North Carolina Bachelor of Arts / 2012
  • Attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte , MSW, Graduated 2017
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I am licensed in NC and have been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2017. I began my career as a school based therapist for 3 years then began as an outpatient therapist in 2020. I switched to all virtual in 2022. Credentials are LCSW, MSW, BA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
I am licensed in NC and have been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2017. I began my career as a school based therapist for 3 years then began as an outpatient therapist in 2020. I switched to all virtual in 2022. Credentials are LCSW, MSW, BA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD

Expertise

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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We will begin with the intake assessment in our first appointment. In second appointment, we discuss goals and create your treatment plan. In our third appointment we will begin building rapport and discuss your life history. Then once you're comfortable, we begin treatment using various therapeutic techniques and coping skills.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
We will begin with the intake assessment in our first appointment. In second appointment, we discuss goals and create your treatment plan. In our third appointment we will begin building rapport and discuss your life history. Then once you're comfortable, we begin treatment using various therapeutic techniques and coping skills.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
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The main types of therapy I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal. It all depends on the client's diagnosis and needs. Basically, I don't use the same "blueprint" for every person with a particular diagnosis. I take the time to get to know you so that I can determine what approach will most likely work best for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
The main types of therapy I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal. It all depends on the client's diagnosis and needs. Basically, I don't use the same "blueprint" for every person with a particular diagnosis. I take the time to get to know you so that I can determine what approach will most likely work best for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Location

Additional Location

Virtual

Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 621-2098
"
Taking new telehealth clients at Lucas Counseling. Call number listed above to talk to the owner Nicole Lucas, who will get you all set up.
Call for a free consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
Taking new telehealth clients at Lucas Counseling. Call number listed above to talk to the owner Nicole Lucas, who will get you all set up.
Call for a free consultation now - (910) 621-2098
Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Last Modified: 8 Feb 2024